Graduate Student Financial Aid
The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office administers Federal Direct Loans for UC Berkeley graduate students, as well as several smaller federal loan programs and the Federal Work-Study Program.
The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office does not administer fellowships, teaching and research appointments, or departmental aid. Please contact your academic department or go to the Graduate Division's website for information about these types of awards.
Address and Email Changes
We need your current email and postal address in order to send information to you. If you have any changes to either address, be sure to update your information online in the student information system called Bear Facts at bearfacts.berkeley.edu.
Electronic Funds Transfer
We encourage all students to consider signing up for Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) to receive your Campus Accounts Receivable System (CARS) refunds and student aid payments securely, conveniently, and as quickly as possible. EFT deposits your refunds directly into a designated checking or savings account, eliminating the risk of a lost or stolen refund check. To sign up for EFT, go to eftstudent.berkeley.edu.